Getting the most out of

Saturday, March 11, is IRISH SATURDAY, sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). On the second Saturday of most months, you can join us for classes at the MGS Library or get help with your Irish genealogical research.


Unusual sources for Irish research

In the latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine, genealogist Elaine Hannon provided “7 Unusual Ways to Trace Your Irish Ancestors”:


Green Bay lecture tour schedue

The following press release contains more information about the schedule for the Wisconsin appearance of Ulster Historical Foundation speakers in Green Bay on March 13:


Missing 1911 census returns

In his blog this week John Grenham provides a listing of several categories of “missing” 1911 returns.

FMP Catholic Heritage Archive

Today Findmypast (FMP) released the following announcement about an important new initiative.


Beginning Irish Research

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – the second Saturday of the month and therefore Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library – will feature a “Beginning Irish Research” class.


Jamboree 2017 registration open

How about a trip to southern California in June? Registration is now open for Jamboree 2017 in Burbank, CA, on June 9-11, 2017, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS).


The origin of Irish place names

The names of Irish places have many origins, which makes for confusion.


Catching up with Claire

In her January 12th blog, Claire Santry posted the “catch-up dozen” of Irish Genealogy News items.

Read all about it here:

Free access to Findmypast BMD records

This could be the weekend to make a breakthrough in your research.

Findmypast has announced free access to its 1.9 billion birth, marriage, death and census records. The offer is good for four days, ending at 2 pm CST, Sunday, January 15.

Start your journey here: